1996 Nissan Serena FX 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Nil mechanical breakdowns so far.
Great all round transportation, if a bit high on the fuel consumption.
Suspension and A/T work in all sorts of terrain, I've cruised down the motorway at 140Km/H, tackled windy rough rural roads and corners comfortably at 100, and roared down gravel potholed forestry tracks at 80.
Load space is massive with the centre seat rotated around to face to the rear and the rear seats hooked up at the sides.
My main dislike is the lack of power moving off. It'll keep the speed up once rolling, but it accelerates pretty sluggish.
With all the rear seats folded flat a double bed mattress can be fitted in, turning it into a real shag-waggon, or comfortable overnight camper for long trips.
Overall a great all-rounder small van/large people mover.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2006
18th Feb 2006, 03:54
It's me again, after another 10,000+Km and a tune up a few more comments on my Serena. Fuel consumption has come down a bit to a more reasonable level, 10.1L per 100Km on fairly hilly terrain, and the acceleration is better. I'm much happier with it now :)
I've had over half a ton in the back and it carry's it without problems, but it did need the AT in power mode.